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The Devil's Stone

photo: © Dombauarchiv Köln, A. Wolff

Reverence for the Three Holy Kings in Cologne grew steadily. This angered the devil so much that he strove thereafter to destroy the Shrine of the Three Holy Kings. He looked for a heavy stone, aimed through the roof of the Cathedral at the Shrine of the Three Holy Kings and threw the stone downward. God, however, stopped this outrage by letting the shrine move back away towards the wall. Thus the shrine escaped destruction. The stone and the claws of the devil on top of it can still be seen today.


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